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Proverbs 29:13

    Proverbs 29:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lightens both their eyes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The poor man and his creditor come face to face: the Lord gives light to their eyes equally.

    Webster's Revision

    The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

    World English Bible

    The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The poor man and the oppressor meet together: the LORD lighteneth the eyes of them both.

    Definitions for Proverbs 29:13

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29:13

    The poor and the deceitful man - It is difficult to fix the meaning of תככים techachim, which we here render the deceitful man. The Targum has, "The poor and the man of Little Wealth." The Septuagint, "The usurer and the Debtor." The Vulgate, "The poor and Creditor." Coverdale, "The poor and the Lender." Others, "The poor and the Rich;" "The poor and the Oppressors." I suppose the meaning may be the same as in Proverbs 22:2 (note): "The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all." Where see the note.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 29:13

    Better, The poor and the oppressor. "Usurer," as in the margin expresses the special form of oppression from which the poor suffer most at the hands of the rich. God has made them both and bestows His light equally on both.